Sunday, 25 September 2016

Barrowman On If He'd Join Class and Fantasy Adventures with Twelve

In an interview with Nerdist, John Barrowman discusses the new Doctor Who spin-off, Class.
"I've never been asked to go back to Doctor Who so I wouldn't keep my hopes up for the other one and it's not up to me, but I think I would much rather go back to Doctor Who and see The Doctor but if they ask me to do it, of course, I'll do it. I would love to. But who knows if Jack is in that Who universe still."
He went on further to talk about what he would want to do with the Twelfth Doctor.
"Well, first of all I think the introduction would be interesting because he'd look at him and go..."really? What's all this?" and take it from there. You know, it's not so much about what Jack's adventure would be. It's the adventure of the Doctor and the joy Jack would have following him and being part of all that again. 
I would love to fight the Cybermen. I would love to go back and deal with the Daleks again because obviously his death by Dalek and rebirth by the TARDIS (or so we "think so") is what makes him immortal. But yeah, lets look into that side of it. And also, lets cross with River Song."

He also discussed his role on Arrow and a Supergirl crossover/musical. Watch the interview in the player below.

Patrick Ness and Katherine Kelly Introduces Class's Miss Quill


Patrick Ness Introduces Class - "Funny, Exciting, Scary, Sexy"


Friday, 23 September 2016

CLASS Air Date, Promo Pic, Synopsis, First Two Titles, Capaldi Cameo and Premiere Announced


The BBC have released the following press release for the upcoming series, Class:
Class drops on BBC Three, Saturday 22 October with the first and second episode For Tonight We Might Die and The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo
Peter Capaldi appears as the Doctor in the opening episode
Class World premiere details announced - Thursday 20 October

The wait is over! Today BBC Three confirm the new YA drama, Class, written by Patrick Ness, will drop its first two episodes on BBC Three on Saturday 22 October.
Peter Capaldi will join the cast of exciting new talent in the opening episode of the series, For Tonight We Might Die. Coal Hill School holds some very dark and deadly secrets in its shadows….but who will survive?  
Commenting on his involvement with the new Doctor Who spin-off series, Peter Capaldi, said: 
“The Doctor Who family is growing, and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome the young new cast of Class in to the Whoniverse.” 
It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning… 
Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi): guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own. 
Patrick Ness has created intriguing and complex characters that have to navigate their way through more than just teenage hormones, exams and detention. Joining them as series regulars are Jordan Renzo (Chosen, Troubled), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word, Accused), Nigel Betts (Boy Meets Girl, Doctor Who). The first two episodes also feature Ben Peel (The Fall, Vampire Academy), Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter, Hollyoaks), Paul Marc Davies (Doctor Who, Torchwood), and Shannon Murray (The Totally Senseless Gameshow). 
YA writer and Class creator Patrick Ness, says:  
“At last, we can tell you a little more about Class! Though there are still many, many secrets to come. Many. Like, a lot. But of COURSE, the Doctor is in episode one! That’s how these things are done. Truly, though, I can't wait for everyone to see the show; we've worked so hard and I'm so proud of it. Soon, soon...” 
Grab your tickets now! An exclusive World premiere of the first episode will take place at Rich Mix on Thursday 20 October, the home of Coal Hill Academy, Shoreditch, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets are limited and are now available via the BBC Shows and Tours website bbc.co.uk/showsandtours. Drawn at random, successful applicants will be allowed a maximum of one pair of tickets each.  
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, adds:  
“We know lots of BBC Three fans are Doctor Who fans so Class on BBC Three is a perfect fit. It’s nice to be back as part of the Doctor Who family.” 
From Writer Patrick Ness, Director Ed Bazalgette (Poldark, Doctor Who), Producer Derek Ritchie, and Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, the BBC Studios Wales production, co-produced with BBC America and BBC Worldwide.
 Watch back the live stream here.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Doctor Who Extra: The Husbands of River Song




What Did YOU Think of The Husbands of River Song?


The Husbands of River Song has finished airing! What did you think of it? Was it good? Rubbish? Middle? Vote on the poll below, and comment in the comments:




Don't forget to vote on any previous polls if you have not done so already.


Results of the polls will be revealed soon.

Watch Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song LIVE


First of all, where and when is it broadcasting on it TV? Here are the main places:

  • UK: BBC One (HD) at 5.15pm
  • USA: 9pm EDT on BBC America
  • Canada: 9pm EDT on SPACE

But a lot of people won't be able to watch it on BBC1, BBC America or anywhere else. They'll be required to either stream it online or watch it afterwards so here's are the top ways to stream it live online:

Please note that regardless of your online viewing method, it is delayed, so you'll probably find out via Twitter/Facebook/Chatbox up to a minute or two before it comes through. 

Users inside the UK or have access to a UK VPN can open this or this url in VLC to stream live in HD from iPlayer.

I've collected together a few online streaming sites and embeds. You can access this here.
    • It says it on the front page, but I'll say it here. A LOT of free online sites put up tons of adverts that are a pain. Make sure you have Adblock installed, and look out for the close button (the X's) on any popups/adverts that may appear. Some sites are a real stinker.
    • If you wish to chat, please create a Chatango account. I will most likely block anons as it will get extremely crowded.
  • Use Hola Unblocker or Media Hint to access the iPlayer BBC 1 live stream.
    • Please note, that these are not recommended due to privacy concerns. They work by routing all your traffic through their servers. Servers and bandwidth need to be paid for and the only thing they have from you is all your activity through their services. If you use them, install it for the stream and uninstall straight afterwards.

There are numerous ways you can watch it officially, the main choices are:

  • Apple iTunes
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Google Play
  • Microsoft XBOX Video
  • Samsung Hub
  • Sony PSN
  • VDIO
  • Vudu

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song Preview Clip #2


Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song Preview Clip #1


Doctor Who: Introduction To The Husbands of River Song


The Preview Review: Doctor Who - Series 10 Episode 00 - The Husbands of River Song [Spoiler-lite]

It's less than 12 hours until this year's Christmas special airs on BBC One in the annual Doctor Who tradition. The Doctor finds himself in yet another adventure with River Song but this time she has no idea who he is.

Please note: This review contains minor spoilers and hints to something that is slightly more than minor (which you need to highlight to read).

After a really dark few years, from the crying at Matt's departure in Time of the Doctor to the rather depressing Last Christmas to... well... series 9, Steven Moffat brings us some much needed light entertainment with a touch of melodrama in this year's Christmas special With the exception of the final 15 minutes, that's really all this episode is.

Returning this year is Doctor Professor River Song much to the love hatred of a lot of people, to the point of the episode being judged far too early. This is most definitely a mistake as I found her character to be very enjoyable, especially as it's fantastic to see River Song's behaviour without the Doctor (I'm actually much more looking forward to her Big Finish audios now).

It's clear from Alex Kingston's performance that she immensely enjoys playing her character, including a rather smutty action that many a middle-aged man would have thought of more than once. Sadly though, if you don't enjoy River Song, you probably won't enjoy the episode all that much.

The episode sees multiple role reversals. Our primary one is how River doesn't know who the strange man is, and does so in a way that, once again, cheekily ignores Moffat's own setup of the opposite personal timelines. It works pretty damn well though and only compliments River's character overall.

In turn, The Doctor (as some 'clever doctor guy') gets his chance to take on the companion role light-heartedly, something that'll be much to the delight of many fans. While it's clear that some time has past since Hell Bent, and The Doctor is still recovering from the loss of Clara, Moffat manages to find a great compromise between needing some fun Christmas time and not pretending it never happened, although the lack of any mention is a little surprising.

You can tell that Peter Capaldi had great fun making the episode and his chemistry with Alex Kingston might make you wonder if this isn't really their first episode together.

There are, however, just a few minor gripes with this episode. One is just how long River doesn't know it's him. While it's still somewhat enjoyable, it does get rather battered about a bit, although the fact that it is lampshaded is good to note. As a result, a lot of the character chemistry is left squashed towards the end as opposed to being a little more spread out.

While it works very well as a standalone episode for those who haven't seen anything pre-Capaldi, there's an awful lot of references to past adventures that will fly over the heads of a lot of viewers, and may not add the required depth to the episode. For example, the episode assumes viewers know River Song's storyline, something that hasn't been touched upon since 2013.

Having said that, the references it does make work very well and align up more perfectly than you may realise on first watch, such as making the timeline clearer, solving a certain minisode conflict  (highlight to read) and pictures of The Doctor (Hartnell and Troughton are in colour instead of black and white, something that has been a pedantic gripe of mine for a while).

While the guest cast won't be winning any rewards, Greg Davies, as King Hydroflax and Matt Lucas and Phillip Rhys as River's 'partners' in crime perform adequately in their roles, although are rather underutilised. King Hydroflax is silly, stupid and over-the-top. If this was at any other time of year, that'd probably ruin the episode for me. But again, it's part of what the episode is aiming for at an appropriate time and audience. Nardole "works", but the humour he's featured with falls flat more than once and his character feels little more than just being added to the episode because Lucas wanted in.

Douglas Mackinnon, most previously known from Listen and Time Heist, returns as the director of the episode, providing excellent style and gorgeous and especially warm shots. Murray Gold's music has some nice callbacks and is wonderful to listen to, not that you have much of a choice.(unless our preview video was bad, there'll be more than one audio mixing complaint made!).

It's neither the best episode of late nor is it some game-changing featurette with immense revelations, or anything that is very in-depth, but it sets the expectations of a good fun romp well and hits them on every note. The biggest downside is that it is rather expectant that viewers will be dragged along with it if they don't like that sort of thing. Definitely one of the better Christmas specials. IMHO 8/10.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Doctor Who Extra: Hell Bent






Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song Trailers



What Did YOU Think of Hell Bent?



Hell Bent has finished airing, completing Heaven Sent and Series 9 as a whole! What did you think of it? Was it good? Rubbish? Middle? Vote on the poll below, and comment in the comments:





Don't forget to vote on any previous polls if you have not done so already.


Results of the poll will be revealed next week.

Detailed information will be posted at the end of the series.

Watch Doctor Who Hell Bent LIVE


First of all, where and when is it broadcasting on it TV? Here are the main places:

  • UK: BBC One (HD) at 8.00pm
  • USA: 9pm EDT on BBC America
  • Canada: 9pm EDT on SPACE

But a lot of people won't be able to watch it on BBC1, BBC America or anywhere else. They'll be required to either stream it online or watch it afterwards so here's are the top ways to stream it live online:

Please note that regardless of your online viewing method, it is delayed, so you'll probably find out via Twitter/Facebook/Chatbox up to a minute or two before it comes through. 

Users inside the UK or have access to a UK VPN can open this or this url in VLC to stream live in HD from iPlayer.

I've collected together a few online streaming sites and embeds. You can access this here.
    • It says it on the front page, but I'll say it here. A LOT of free online sites put up tons of adverts that are a pain. Make sure you have Adblock installed, and look out for the close button (the X's) on any popups/adverts that may appear. Some sites are a real stinker.
    • If you wish to chat, please create a Chatango account. I will most likely block anons as it will get extremely crowded.
  • Use Hola Unblocker or Media Hint to access the iPlayer BBC 1 live stream.
    • Please note, that these are not recommended due to privacy concerns. They work by routing all your traffic through their servers. Servers and bandwidth need to be paid for and the only thing they have from you is all your activity through their services. If you use them, install it for the stream and uninstall straight afterwards.

If time zones are confusing you, you can click here to immediately compare time zones and your local time.

There are numerous ways you can watch it officially, the main choices are:

  • Apple iTunes
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Google Play
  • Microsoft XBOX Video
  • Samsung Hub
  • Sony PSN
  • VDIO
  • Vudu